Chef Daniel Bonanno will present “The Making of a Pig in a Fur Coat” at the next Chef Series on Wednesday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Truax demonstration kitchen.
Born in Kenosha, Bonanno grew up in an Italian household where he discovered his passion for food at an early age. Upon graduating high school, he attended Le Cordon Bleu in Minnesota. He then interned at Grand Geneva Resort and began working at Mangia Trattoria in Kenosha.
Having a love for Italian cuisine, Bonanno decided to study abroad at Apicius Culinary School in Florence, Italy. There, he worked at a number of Michelin-rated restaurants and submerged himself into the culture. When he returned to the states, Bonanno began working at the nationally-acclaimed restaurant Spiaggia in Chicago.
Madison was the perfect location to put what he learned in Italy to use; he opened A Pig in a Fur Coat with co-owner Bonnie Arent. Within months, A Pig in a Fur Coat was named “Best New Restaurant” and by the end of the year Bonanno was nominated for the “Rising Star Chef” award.
Published April 10, 2017. Updated April 24, 2017.